Odalys Navarro Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Steele Peak Drive [Perris, CA]

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3-Year-Old Child Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident near Palm Street

PERRIS, CA (September 15, 2023) – Thursday night, Odalys Navarro was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Steele Peak Drive.

Police responded to the scene near Palm Street around 7:48 p.m., on August 31st.

According to reports, the mother of Navaro was walking beside her while she was riding a bicycle in the Mead Valley area. There, the rider of a dirt bike struck Odalys and her mother, Rubi Navarro, who was 5 months pregnant.

Upon impact, the rider fled the scene without rendering aid or contacting authorities.

Medical responders transported Odalys to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. She was a few weeks away from turning 4 years old, according to her relatives. 

Paramedics also rushed Rubi Navarro to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Her unborn child is expected to be ok. 

California Highway Patrol officers managed to locate and arrest the 17-year-old male rider. Police booked motorcyclist into the Riverside Juvenile Hall for vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run charges. 

The CHP’s Riverside Investigation Unit asks those with additional information about the crash to contact their offices at 951-637-8000. 

Relatives of Rubi and Odalys Navarro started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs and additional medical expenses.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Odalys Navarro.


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